March 9, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Several Virginia colleges and universities are getting federal recognition for their community service.
The 19 schools were among 690 across the country named this week to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Those recognized were: Blue Ridge Community College, Bluefield College, Bridgewater College, the College of William and Mary, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Old Dominion, Radford, Randolph-Macon, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Mary Washington, University of Richmond, Virginia Tech, Virginia State and Virginia Union.
The honor roll launched in 2006 is overseen by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Officials say it highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a path of civic engagement.